Croatia decriminalises possession of drugs
| Great idea! Now the long-term unemployed youth won't care.|
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] EU-bound Croatia decided on Friday to decriminalise drugs possession, introducing fines instead of jail terms for users caught with small amounts for personal use.
| I agree completely with this. Small amounts of marijuana or qat should indeed be de-criminalized, though they shouldn't be legal. If you want to stone your life away, so long as you don't endanger anyone else it's no skin off my fore...|
Under amendments to the country's penal code, possession of drugs for personal use will no longer be a criminal offence.
"Now youngsters caught in a park with a joint will not go to prison, but pay a fine," Justice Minister Orsat Miljenic told lawmakers.
From January 1, those found in possession of drugs can be fined up to 2,680 euros ($3,503), be sent for rehabilitation or ordered to do community service.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-16